The Botanist Who Defied Stalin
History:His dream of feeding the world died in prison. His dream of a seed bank lives on.
Gaia, the Scientist
Science Practice:What if the first woman scientist was simply the first woman?
A Quiet Path Out of the Coronavirus Shadow
Health:Mindfulness helped this ER doctor through a dark time. It can help us through these times.
This Tenet Shows Time Travel May Be Possible
Physics:Director Christopher Nolan could take a tip from new research into “closed timelike curves.”
This Is How Your Brain Walks the Dog—a Dialogue
Habits: You two were arguing, I just kept walking. Felt like the right thing to do.Photograph by evrymmnt / Shutterstock INT. HOME OFFICE—DAY BODY, a middle-aged woman, is working at a computer, trying to finish a plan for the household budget. Habits Oh! It’s time to walk the dog. BODY stops typing. Central Executive Uh, […]
Celebrating Women Scientists
The small wonders of the natural world impressed Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya early. As a girl, growing up in Atlanta, she was encouraged by her mother to draw sketches of things she could find in her backyard—a butterfly’s wing, a peanut shell—as they appeared in her microscope. “Looking back,” she said, in a 2017 TED Talk, “I […]